3 Bold Ways to Design a Mauna Kea Oceanfront Home
In the real estate market of Mauna Kea, oceanfront homes are among the most sought after, and understandably so. This resort neighborhood is known for its unmistakable island community vibe, the access to the finest leisure and recreation facilities, and the exceptional views - of the majestic Pacific Ocean, the sublime lava rock formations, the verdant mountains, and the exquisitely landscaped golf courses.
But designing an oceanfront home can be a challenge. Without proper commitment to a theme, to freshness and originality, and to the owner’s personalities, among other elements that make up good home design, a beach house can easily look just like any other. In this article, we talk about three bold ways a homeowner can thoughtfully lay out and decorate his seaside abode so that it stands out, while being the cozy sanctuary it was meant to be.
Make the room design revolve around one statement piece. Picking one statement piece to dictate the entire room’s feel is one daring design idea. The homeowner wagers on this show-stopping item to spark cocktail hour conversations, or to simply be that anchor, which would make the residents and guests would feel that they are truly home. An oversized antique armoire perhaps? A modern sculpture of an elephant or a bull? Or a wooden coffee table ornately carved by local Hawaiian artisans? These are all pieces that come with colorful stories, and bring character to a home. The space’s layout, color palette, and furnishings can then depend on the composition of said item.
Unexpected choices and uses of color. Color can also instantly transform a space. But that transformation can have so much more impact if owners go for unexpected choices and uses. For example, not many may think of painting the ceiling, especially using such dark shades as forest green, or navy blue. Or painting the entire room in white, and then the moldings a bright red or fuchsia, such that the room has pops of color in rectangles. Some color choices also help ground a room or create a moody ambience, such as black, burgundy, or chocolate brown. Another unexpected way to use color would be through wallpapers with unique, kitschy elements, such as high-contrast abstract patterns, instead of traditional symmetric prints.
Covering the walls with unique items. Walls are a blank canvas waiting to be filled with décor besides framed paintings and photographs – and sometimes, the more, the merrier. Some of these unique items could be old baseball gloves, tennis rackets, guitars, colorful plates, or old floral arrangements. The key is to choose objects that help convey the homeowners’ passions, and properly maintain these over time, as daily exposure to the elements can lead to wear and tear.
For a selection of Mauna Kea oceanfront homes that have distinct personality and charm, get in touch with Harold Clark of Luxury Big Island (LBI). Specializing in luxury real estate in this side of the Pacific, he and his team at LBI have helped many of the most discerning buyers find their dream home in Hawaii.